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him. president obama and vice president obama to rally support for gun control support. the president attended a conference at the westin. biden was joined by lawmakers and celebrities such as actress amanda peetee and singer tony bennett. >> assault weapons were invented for war. it should not be on our streets. >> the president will return to the white house just before 1:00 this afternoon. president obama will address the issue of gun control during his state of the union address next tuesday. secretary of state john kerry will officially be sworn in this afternoon. vice-president joe biden will leave the ceremony at the state department at 4:00. kerrey has spent a few days on the job, taking the reins from hillary clinton. he will be welcomed on the post monday. he spent the weekend on the phone with world leaders getting ready for his job. as he moves in, president obama is moving a special member of his team the one responsible for this message -- >> the will and the determination of the american people change this country. >> president obamas's speech writer is stepping down. h
administration, president obama's administration, charged with this duty is the director of office of management and budget, historically that has been the case. but my concerns go deeper than that. i believe that every public official in this nation owes an absolute loyalty to the united states, to the betterment of this country and its government. and to the institutional processes that lead to the governing of america. there can be no doubt that every government official from the president on down is accountable to the institutions of our government and to the people, ultimately, without doubt the direction of o.m.b., the director of o.m.b. has such a duty. he's required to meet that duty with honor, honesty, efficiency, and responsiveness. he serves us. we don't serve him. he serves the american people. the american people send their money to washington and they expect it will be honestly and openly managed, accountable. they have every right to demand high performance from all officials, but particularly the director of the office of office of management and budget. surely there can be no h
obama. great to have elizabeth vargas here. >> great to have you both back from los angeles. >>> we're going to have details on the crash coming in and on the monster blizzard, that sam was talking about. we're going to get that from him just ahead. it's been hitting throughout the northwest. some major developments overnight. >>> we're going to start with josh and the balloon air crash in egypt. quite a few people dead. >> right along the nile. this breaking overnight. 18 foreign tourists killed when a hot air balloon exploded and plummeted to the ground during an egypt tourist mecca of luxor, along the banks of the nile. witnesses are describing the terrifying moments as people tried to jump for their lives. egyptian officials said at least 20 tourists were flying over luxor, when the balloon caught fire and plunge to the ground. christopher michelle is an american photographer. he was in another hot air balloon, close to the one that crashed. >> this is a popular tourist thing to do in luxor, which is to float over the ancient tramp temples. they do it every day. as we were comin
world and the real-estate world. people are still walking away from loans. mr. obama who you had on a moment ago, he gave cover for the gaping holes in the banking system. every 40 or 50 years, real- estate does this. it creates problems and is a drag. i hope that somehow we are able to get through this. thankfully, the best technological invention ever made is the mute button. you use it when the president comes on tv. it is so nice. host: a couple of stories from "arizona republic." talking about remaining allusive, according to the headline, "the president's allies in the peace process gained traction." host: this follows up in today's "the washington post," in the world section. "without some kind of initiative under way, the administration fears that the united states will be accused of abandoning the region." host: patricia, st. paul, the soda. -- minnesota. you are on. caller: on for what? host: your retirement plans and if they have been delayed by the financial crisis. caller: financial plans, depending on yourself, have a lot to do with whether you can retire or not. so
. michelle obama tweeted, watching the super bowl with family and friends. beyoncÉ looks phenomenal. i am so proud of her. the first lady also tweeted a message that reads -- great game, congrats to ravens, co at the white house. >> we have a crew as ravens fan celebrate of the when. >>-- celebrated the win. a vehicle belonging to a baltimore tv station was damaged by fans who were standing on it for it. because of the win, is the burger is giving out free burgers today at one location. >> that is 3321 wisconsin avenue. you can get a free burger today from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. you have to say the secret password, it is the champions. -- z champions. stay with abc seven and wjla .com for the continuing coverage of the super bowl win. in our next hour, john gonzales will be live in baltimore with fan reaction. >> looking at some other news, it might take you longer to get in and out of the izzy metro station. starting today, the outside escalators at the pentagon station will be shut down as they get replaced. riders will still be able to get in and out of the station using the elevator a
, in today's president obama will be laying out the state of the union. it is the speech he will use to lay the groundwork for his next four years in office. he is setting the stage for the spending showdown that will play out over the next few weeks. >> the economy, jobs, and the middle class are expected to be center stage on tuesday night as president obama delivers his fourth state of the union address. the president will be trying to take the high ground from republicans in the fight over budget cuts. >> they would rather ask more from the majority of americans and put our recovery at risk than close a single tax loophole for the wealthy. >> the president and democrats are demanding what they see as a fair balance. >> we need more revenue and more cuts. of like to see that in a bold proposal. >> if there is no deal by march 1, automatic spending cuts taken. >> these reductions do not make sense. we will hurt a lot of people. it is up to the president to act now. >> not everyone believes the across-the-board cuts could hurt the economy. >> the president is talking about a sequester. the
in america. >> laying out his plan to reignite the middle class. president obama's vision for america with the state of the union. good morning everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >>> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this wednesday, february 13th, 2013. we're watching the weather again at this hour as another winter system heads towards the region and it could be bringing snow. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here with what you can expect. tom, good morning. >> good morning. right now, we have clouds on the increase. they've been rolling in here in the last hour or so. it's still mostly clear, western, northern suburbs. all cloudy south and west of us. that's ahead of the precipitation that's not going to move in until this afternoon. no travel problems weatherwise. it's cold o, in the upper 20s. low 30s in montgomery county. arlington and fairfax generally in the low 30s. it's near freezing in prince george's county. much of southern maryland in the upper 30s near the bay waters. rest of northern virginia, loudoun county, prince william, spotsylvania, fauquier, culpepe
for wjz from washington. >> president obama's annual meet being the nation's governors came with a warning. he said the march 1st spending cuts will impact each of their states. everything from fewer firefighters and police to flight delays at the airport and less vaccines for children. >> the longer these cuts are in place the bigger the impact will become. >> republicans say the president is making them seem scarier than they are. they say the $85 billion is just 3% of the budget. >> stop the campaigning stop sending out people to scare the american people. do the hard work of governoring. >> congress is back in town after a week off leaving just 4 days to reach a compromise before the deadline. lawmakers are talking behind closed doors but the chance of a deal looks slim. >> democrats want a plan that includes spending cuts and raises taxes on the richest americans. republicans say they will not agree to another tax hike. they're expected to propose a plan that focuses on spending cuts only. >> i think the american people are tired of the blame game. to come up with responsible spending
website at off. in chicago yesterday president obama talked about his gun control proposal. do you think congress should consider a proposal and vote? be prepared to tell us why or why not. here are the numbers. 202-585-3881 for republicans. 202-585-3880 for democrats. you can always send us e-mail. "the chicago tribune" picked up the story, talking about a wide range of issues. gun violence is the main topic of the speech. the reporter says -- part of the speeches today look to congress and what they should do. here is what he had to say. gu[video clip] >> ivory -- i recognize not everybody has to agree with our issues. different from upstate and downstate illinois. these proposals deserve a vote in congress. they deserve a vote. [applause] and i want to thank those members of congress who are working together in a serious way to try to address this issue. host: playing off of that repeated phrase, that is the question we propose to you, whether you think they deserve a vote. whether you do or don't, you could call on the lines that represent you. we have put this on twitter a
wrote to president obama asking for the underlining memos that the administration still has approdeclined to provide to congress. 11 senators signed that. a total of eight democrats and three republicans. democrat ron wyden was leading the charge on a letter. the chairman of the senate judiciary committee patrick leahy was on the letter on the democratic side. on the republican side, a motley crew of senators. you had mike lee of utah, grassley of iowa, susan collins of maine. that sort of indication of where you get concerned about the drone issue on the hill. you see a smattering of liberal democrats concerned in the house and a small handful of libertarian-leaning republicans that have expressed concerns on this issue. host: these underlying memos that the members of congress want, do they have to do with just drone strikes in general, drone strikes that have occurred against other alleged al qaeda operatives? guest: they may not happen to withdraw on strikes in general. they might have to do with drone strikes in specific. one of the issues that came up here is our anwar
:30 this afternoon. we'll bring you the latest. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> president obama will deliver the first stage of the union address of his second term. he is expected to push immigration reform and will focus on middle class jobs. there could be big losses for small business and government layoffs. >> this will put 600,000 people out of work. >> we have to stop it. >> let's include revenue. >> will have more in a live report in about 20 minutes. >> the big dig out continues in new england after last weekend's big snowstorm. the weekend blizzard dumped 40 inches of snow in parts of connecticut. half the town's streets were still not passable sunday night. some local utility crews are up helping with cleanup. when maryland needed help last year, b.g.e. officials say it is all about giving back that help when it is needed. >> other states have not hit as hard as maryland. what other states are hit hard, we can send some of our crews. >> officials have not decided if more crews will go to new england to help. >> looking for answers about what caused a weekend house fire in towson. it happene
. president obama calling on congress to avoid cuts that could jeopardize jobs in just 23 days. >> the jobs of thousands of americans who can work in national security -- who work in national security or education or clean energy. >> reporter: under the terms of earlier deficit deals, congress will find $85 million in reductions by march 1st. if not, they would shrink pentagon spending by 7.9% and domidwesting spending by 5.3% and medicare a 2% reduction. >> i believe they should pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay the economically damaging affects of the sequester for a few more mots until congress finds a way. >> reporter: the president wants to raise more money by ending tax loopholes, but republicans want deeper entitlement cuts. >> if we're going to connect with the american people, it's important that they see not only that we're serious about solving our debt problems. >> a studdie by george mason university estimated 448,000 jobs could be affected in d.c., maryland, and virginia. for months, defense contractors have pleaded for action. >> we woul
jackson in washington with more on what the >> the obama administration is expected to unveil new initiatives to put a stop to cyber stealing. hallie jackson has more on what we can hear today from our washington bureau. >> today the obama administration will announce it is going after countries which spy on the u.s. by hacking into our online systems. >> it is something we're working on constantly and we will take necessary measures to enhance our cybersecurity. >> the white house wants fines and other sanctions as part of a more aggressive stance on cyberattacks, especially those from china the news comes a couple of days after a firm linked to a chinese military units was accused of stealing secrets. countries spying on other countries online is nothing new, according to cyber security experts. but what is different about the china hack is the focus of u.s. infrastructure. >> that could give them leverage to either launch an attack or just have political leverage in knowing the vulnerabilities of our nation. >> officials in beijing and said they had nothing to do with the cyber
house stonewalling. white house is urging quick approval of the two nominees. >> president obama today will award the medal of honor for a former soldier and heroic efforts in afghanistan. former staff sergeant will receive the nation's highest military honor for his actions during an attack on a remote outpost in october of 2009. he is just the fourth living person to receive the award for service in iraq and the afghanistan. 5:07, 37 degrees on this monday morning. >> still ahead in a hollywood actor wants to reach out to the former lapd police officer wanted for murder. >> good monday morning at 5:10. it is a wet start. got to get going, the roads will be a little slow because of the wet pavement. meteorologist adam caskey if it is at the national harbor this morning. i see all the dampness. something happened this weekend. >> what happened? clerk somebody turned another year older. happy birthday. >> thank you. 29 again. it feels great. feels fantastic to be 29 again. right. i have my umbrella this morning and national harbor. it is a light drizzle coming down right now. the heavy
now ... where in just two days, president obama will be delivering his state of the union address. it's the speech he'll use to lay the groundwork for his next four years in office... but this time, the president is also setting the stage for a spending showdown that will play out over the next few weeks. brian mooar has the story from washington. take his message on the road... visiting asheville, north carolina,.. atlanta and chicago. mister obama's address will be followed by two responses from tea party republicans -- senators marco rubio and rand paul. [a33]tease 1-houston vo still ahead on 11 news... the music world marks a sad anniversary... on its biggest night of the year. how superstar whitney houston was honored in her hometown. plus... a former u-s attorney general... speaks out on behalf of the family of late football coach joe paterno. why they say the "freeh report"... is factually wrong. covering the nation... the family of late football coach joe paterno... responds to the so-called "freeh" report, commissioned by penn state university. along with former u-s attorney
-- in a new interview airing today on tele-mundo, president obama is sharing his time line for passing immigration reform. >> the senators themselves have said that they would like to see legislation done by march. that they would like to present that not only to the fellow members of the senate, but also the american people. i think that's a reasonable time line. the important point here is that we have been working on this for a long time. we know what the issues are. i have a bill drafted. we have language. >> also new today, outgoing defense secretary leon panetta is offering a sobering deadline that triggers automatic across the board cuts. >> let me tell you, if sequester happens, it is going to damage the readiness of the united states of america. we have the most powerful military force right now. it's important to providing stability. if it goes into effect and we have to do the kind of cuts that will go right at readiness, right at maintenance, we are going to weaken the united states and make it more difficult to respond to the crises in the world. >> joining me now, peter a
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march 1st. president obama is now urging congress to come up with a short-term deal while a longer- term deal is worked out. republicans are standing firm saying they want certain spending cuts and no new tax hikes. >> the president believes that congress ought to take action to buy down the sequester in a balanced way which we did in december so we know what the model looks like to achieve t we would work with congress on the composition of that package. >> this is no greater more imperative than to reduce the mountain of debt that is facing us, our children and theirs. and our house republican majority stands ready for the president and his party to join us and actually tackle the big problems facing this country. >> the sequester was created as a compromise between republicans and democrats on fiscal cliff the matters at the end of last year. >>> a decision today could pave the way for the boy scouts of america to allow gay scouts and scout leaders. the organize's national executive board is meeting at its headquarters in irving, texas and is expected to rule on the controversial pol
journey goes forward and the state of our union is strong. >> tonight president obama delivers this year's address live on c-span. with our preview program starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern and the president at 9:00. followed by the g.o.p. response and your reaction. the state of the union tonight on c-span, c-span radio and you can also watch the address and republican response live online and in high definition at it will be available on demand through the website, along with the tea party response from senator rand paul and you can use the website to make clips and share them via social networks an email. that's at and join in our facebook discussion prior to tonight's state of the union. our question, do these events matter? let us know what you think. >> i think we hold up brown as this amazing feat that we accomplished this, that we rolled back segregation and then we look at what happened afterwards and we see how incredibly difficult it was. devicive in some ways but also that you had this very incremental progress after that, that was very fr
the board? caller: absolutely, i am. as far as obama supporters, this man and this government right now, they're absolutely trying to trap us, control us, manipulate us, and drain us. host: do you blame your local government, which is the one that instituted this? or the federal government? caller: both. host: rob is a democrat in new york. i think red lights ever pretty much become yellow lights now in my experience. the number of red lights that are being blown seems to be an epidemic. it does generate revenue. the city's backs are against wall. they need different types of revenue. observing as a pedestrian and a driver, it's a good idea. host: stanley in long island, new york, independence. -- independent line. caller: good morning. i have sprayed my license plate with that stuff that you cannot read the number of the plate. host: is that legal? caller: i don't know. host: have you ever gotten pulled over from it? caller: it could be fog on the camera. host: but a police officer could read it? caller: sure. host: why don't you want the cameras to see your license plate? are you tryi
leadership, the faith-based leadership, and, again, a shout out to president obama, his cabinet and the members on both sides of the aisle that stood by this region, the gulf coast, to rebuild after all of these years. and, mr. president, in conclusion, it's my only hope that after passing the sandy supplemental we will stand united with the northeast as they rebuild bigger, better, stronger, hosting the next super bowl, which is a real symbol of resurgence and rebuilding and resurrection. thank you, mr. president. and i yield the floor. mr. harkin: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from iowa. mr. harkin: mr. president, this week is a milestone for working families across america. 20 years ago this week, president bill clinton signed into law the family and medical leave act. you know, there are many laws that we pass here in washington that most americans never have reason to know or care about. the fmla, by contrast, has changed this country in profoundly important ways. it has touched the lives of millions of working families. it's almost hard to imagine today
obama and vice president biden will be speaking to that group from the state dining room. no doubt they will touch on the sequester, which is still scheduled to hit this friday. if those cuts go into effect we can expect hundreds of thousands of furloughs and lay-offs plus clogged air travel and reduced education funding and unemployment benefits. the president is asking both parties to work alongside him to end the budget stalemate and he will tell governors there is work to be done. dr. joe biden and the first lady will speak at today's meeting. a surprise appearance last night at the ausc-arizona. here she is in that dress that she wore to the governors' dinner she was not actually in los angeles, but she did speak live from the diplomatic room to announce the winner for best picture, "argo." mrs. obama's office said as a movie lover she was honored to celebrate the award and the artists who inspire us. two are forming a public advocacy group advertising for action will stay clear of election activity but it will be aimed at making political and legisla
and one heck of a game, all straight ahead. >>> plus, president obama takes his gun control message as mountain michael bloomberg sticks to the nra with a powerful ad. >>> plus, the 5-year-old hostage held hostage in alabama heads into the fifth day. >>> leon panetta talks about life and death decisions and says rumor of a death are just life and death decisions and says rumor of a death are just that. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> very good monday morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. we begin with a developing tragedy in southern california. a bus carrying a tour group from tijuana collided with mountains killing eight and injurings more. authorities say the driver reported brake problems as the bus came down the mountain. it rear ended a car before flipping and hitting a pickup truck that was hauling a trailer. passengers described the scene. >> starts to move so fast, and the people start screaming. >> two or three minutes swerving in and out? >> yeah. >> everybody was scared. everybody was screaming. >> the bus was reportedly returning from a ski outing t
without legal. more factual legal and president obama's budget, a defense official tells us the president will probably delay the budget plan until sometime in march. the obama administration has been signaling the a blueprint would miss the deadline because the debate in washington over taxes, spending, and the deficit. it was supposed to be delivered to lawmakers yesterday. if you are worried about food safety the agriculture secretary tom vilsack says we need to cut back on a number of inspections on meatpacking plants unless congress can avoid the across-the-board spending cuts that take effect in march. he says the agriculture department is studying how to handlewhich could also impact nutritional programs and food safety research. we know we are in a housing recovery, but the d.c. market is on fire. i will have more on that in the next hour. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. we will see you shortly. 4:38 34 degrees at this hour. >> still ahead, a frantic scene in the heart of baltimore. a huge warehouse fire >
will play out today at the white house and on capitol hill. president obama will meet today with labor leaders and immigration reform groups to discuss his plan to reform the nation's immigration reform laws. he'll discuss the issue some of the country's most prominent ceos. across town, there will be the first in a series of hearings on immigration reform. >>> new this morning, a search for an armed robber near the university of maryland. this happened just after hiddenite of paint branch parkway in college park, not far from student housing and fraternity row. it's not clear what the robber took or if there were injuries. police do not believe the suspect is still in the area. >>> would you share your sexual orientation on a college application? that's what georgetown university law school will have do. they want to track the number of gay applicants to set up better support services. the study was first reported by the campus newspaper. four of the top 20 law schools in the country have students to disclose their sexual orientation. >>> police in texas say an iraq war veteran admitt
democrats continue their meeting since in virginia today. president obama adjust them. in administration and the news, secretary of state john carey has his first bilateral meeting with his canadian, board -- john kerry had his first bilateral meeting. and secretary panetta testified before congress on the benghazi attacked and also facing scrutiny was nominee for cia director. one of the things he talked about is how much of the public and congress should know about the u.s. drove stride program. we would like to hear your opinion. what is the balance between government secrecy and the public's right to know? here are the numbers to call -- you can also find us online -- here is the headline in "the baltimore sun" this morning. brennan targeted over drones. looking at some of the opinions coming in on the editorial pages of the newspapers. "usa today" -- that is of the newspaper's editorial board opinion. jumping down, it says -- the opposing view that "usa today" publishes to give a counterpoint says end the u.s. -- covert drone war. naureen shah at columbia's human-rights institute wr
part of this morning reading them. yet the obama administration within months of taking office released several olc memos describing the legal justification for the treatment of terrorist detainees in u.s. custody. do you think it was appropriate that a different standard was applied to the release of the memos from the bush administration than those produced by the obama administration? >> i do not think there was a different standard. >> one was released within four months of the obama administration taking office. the other had been requested for a very long -- a much longer time. >> i am not a lawyer. i have come to learn of the term dui generis. the olc memos released after the president came into office were released because the program was terminated. olc wiolll counsel opinions, and those opinions were looked at in a different way because of the sui generis circumstances. >> both are essential for the ability of congress to carry its oversight responsibilities. finally, the intelligence reform act and terrorist prevention act of 2004, with which you are very familiar and which i
. >>> only on "cbs this morning," former vice president dick cheney blasts and compliment president obama. >>> who will be the next pope? >>> and a nightmare at sea. thousands trapped in deplorable conditions aboard a stranded cruise liner. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> this was not at all a surprise. >> the only real question was when. >> north korea defies the world with a third nuclear test. >> the miniaturized nuclear device. >> triggered a mild earthquake and even prompted the u.n. security council to call an emergency meeting for later this morning. >> president obama has joined international condemnation calling it a highly provacative act. >> the manhunt continues for a cop. >> video shows dorner two days before the killing spree buying scuba gear. >> police searched a hotel in mexico last night. no evidence was dorner was found. >> tonight president obama delivers his first state of the union address of his second term. >> i'm very, very concerned about what i see happening, charlie. >> you thin
american hero. >> president barack obama extending olive branch to religious institutions making changes to the contraception mandate are they really accommodating or just gimmicks? we will hear from the president of a catholic university in just a little bit. >> and let's get ready to rum bible. we -- rumble. brian kilmeade live from new orleans superdome in just moments. he did a great job down there yesterday he will do a better job today because it is super bowl sunday. ifst ffsz begins right now. >> peter gabriel for you this morning. welcome in to "fox & friends" on this super bowl sunday. super bowl 47. san francisco 49ers vs. the baltimore ravens live from the big easy. >> you guys ready for some good bean dip and beer and wings later. >> bean dip? i'm a guacamole guy. >> i will send you recipe. my sister-in-law made buffalo wing sauce. she said i would almost these frozen it is so good. franks hot sauce. shredded chicken. >> i put that on everything. >> franks hot sauce. >> you future on anything. >> twinkies. >> put it on a shoe and it would taste good. >> brian did a great job
policies of the obama administration, not just the secretive drone strike but using the right to use it against american citizens. this came up in 2007 when a drone strike killed awlaki and kahne, both u.s. citizens and neither charged with a crime. and we have extra judicial killings by the u.s. government without any judicial review and any right of the citizen to argue his or her case in court. these are very sticky issues. the legal basis for these strikes has been kept a secret by the obama administration. you may remember we had huge fights back in the bush era about the legal memos for enhanced interrogation tactics, the so-called torture memos. ultimately they became public. this is viewed by some as an analogy for that, secret memos upon which huge u.s. government policies, with grave consequences are being made. we got a copy of this memo, which is not the olc memo, the office of legal council memo but a white paper, 16 page white paper that mirrors and tracks it and gives us much more detail about what the legal basis for these strikes are. >> you draw a great analogy with
obama said he will not agree to any deal on the sequester that does not include increased tax revenue along with cuts in spending. but if congress refuses to act it is faced with a shutdown. money to fund the federal government will run out on march 27th. that's less than a month away. the house says it will take up a resolution next week to fund the government through the rest of the fiscal year but that only gets it through september 30th. lawmakers wills attach two additional provisions to that bill giving the pentagon more flexibility on how it implements those sequester cuts. more bill up next. stay with us. billy zane stars in barabbas. coming in march to reelz. to find reelz in your area, go to >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: rosa parks has a new seat up-front on the bus. hey, good morning everybody. what do you say? here we go. thursday, february 28th. last day of the shortest month of the year. is this a -- no, that's right. 29th is when you have a leap year. it is a regular ole
about an iwatch? plus -- >> president obama is preparing for his state of the union address. what he is expected to focus on. >> the raw power of mother nature captured on tape when we continue. >> sometimes it is ok to stop and smell the roses. and smell the roses. >> now weather and traffic together on the 1's. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. it is a saw the start -- soggy start. we're dealing with some wet roads. there is accident off to the side that loch raven boulevard. 11 minutes on the north side. 13 minutes on the west side down to edmondson. just some yellow on southbound 295 down towards 100. 54 on 95 through howard county. this is 95 at the fort mchenry. 895 running smoothly at the harbor tunnel. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie is talking about flowers. >> good morning. we have the rain in place. 37 degrees at the airport. 39 downtown. the forecast coming up. we are talking about valentine's day. flowerslking at with chris. this is the busiest time of year for flower shops. >> we do 300-400. >> this is like the super bow
" poll finds america split over whether president obama is you don't know pieing our nation. in the midst of this manufactured crisis. but 64% of that poll, two out of three say, republicans are taking a partisan approach and that discrepency that would explain the obama battle plan on display today in virginia. to dramatize the effect of the inevitable across the board cut and blame them on repgs p republicans. president obama went to a shipyard at newport news. workers here could be furloughed. >> these cuts are wrong. they are not smart. they are not fair. >> reporter: workers fear sequestration. >> we can't work and make money, you can't go out there and shop. >> i'm worried about it. we build good ships here. i love my job. >> reporter: across the nation, this was montana. sequestration has millions concerned. >> we might be faced with closing school early or something like that. >> reporter: there is an anti-obama backlash. this was virginia last night. >> when is the republican party-going to stand up to this man and stop them. >> reporter: gop leaders aren't charging the president
and contributor to the obama 2012 campaign even helping create project norwall, the most successful voter outreach system in history. in washington, doug mcelway, fox news. fox news. >>> ate massive winter storm causing some problems for many parts of the country this morning. the national guard has been mobilized to help rescue stranded drivers in the hardest hit area of the texas panhandle where some saw a foot of snow. more heavy snow was expected in kansas overnight. >> tough times in the midwest. >> live look outside right now at 5:00 this morning over washington, d.c. thirchgs are calm right now. but they will change a little bit later on today. it is tuesday, february 26th. good morning to you. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. welcome to fox 5 morning news. -- things are calm right now. >> let's get the latest on our weather today. >> expecting a lot of rain today. we have a floodwatch. we have to be ready for potentially here some urban flooding. your morning commute will be fine the later today, we haven't picked up a whole lot of rain or anything here the last couple of months.
taking your family to dinner at a furniture store. >> on "cbs this morning." >> mrs. obama give it to the most american movie, "zero dark thirty," wouldn't want to honor the movie that showed the killing of osama bin laden. her husband wants all the credit for that. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." for the second time in a week a giant winter storm is hammering the country. it's marching across missouri on its way to the east coast. it's already shutting down highways airports and schools in texas, oklahoma, and kansas. >> now the storm is blamed for at least two deaths. emily rittman from our kansas city affiliate kctc, is in overland park, kansas. good morning. >> reporter: many people are already digging out of last week's snowstorm where a foot and a half of snow fell. and they are expecting much more today. they could see another foot here in kansas. the latest winter storm is unleashing blizzard conditions from texas to oklahoma and kansas. a system so powerful you can literally hear its fury. this was amarillo texas, monday whe
on air travel across the country. the obama administration is warning that the sequester could be devastating. >> flights to major cities like new york, chicago, san francisco and others could experience delays up to 90 minutes during peak hours. >> reporter: a high stake degrees bait with $85 billion of cuts on the line. >> i think it is posturing on both sides. >> reporter: transportation officials are saying that it could stop air-traffic controllers. in maryland the towers at five regional and national airports could close. >> these controllers provide an important function in the congested and busy airspace. >> is also possibility that tsa screeners could be furloughed. if it happens there could be lengthy delays at security checkpoints. passengers here at bwi is saying any delays greater than what they experience would be a big headache. >> someone who travels for business it is a concern. i'm in the airport two to three time as week. the last thing i need is to spread extra time. >> now if the spending cuts do go into affect. the f
online. i was blown away that "the washington post" published a story regarding michelle obama, the first lady's physique and that they did this because of something that a high school football coach said in a small alabama town. that was their excuse for doing the story. >> oh, right. i just thought it was way out of line. >> that's a poor excuse because i believe whoever made the comments was just some random person. >> it was a random high school football coach in a small town. and he said it in private, willie. and suddenly "the washington post" is using this as an excuse to talk about the first lady's, as they said, derriere, posterior? "the washington post," really? you go to a small town in alabama with a high school football coach who makes a statement in private, and this is your lead? i don't even talk about the story if you can even call it that. let's jaus talk about the standards, willie, of "the washington post." what was that about? >> that's an odd peg to a story. that was a recorded coach in a locker room, one of the kids in the locker room recorded him saying some pretty
that was pulling a trailer. 38 people were taken to the hospital. >>> today president obama takes his push for gun control legislation on the road. he'll sit down with law enforcement leaders in minneapolis. many of the officers handled a deadly workplace shooting last september. five people were killed there. the president's meeting will be a few blocks from where a 5-year-old boy as shot and killed in a gang dispute last summer. one out of ten people in the state of minnesota has a firearms hunting license. >>> gun violence will be the subject of a forum had morning at the university of maryland. state attorney general will host that meeting discussing how to curb gun violence. angela also brooks and police chief tom manger are is et to speak at the event. >>> we expect to learn more about young people in the district and their struggles thanks to the group, raise d.c. the group released some of the numbers already. six in ten students graduate high school in four years. 42% of them are employed full-time. 10,000 low income youths between 16 and 24 don't have a job and aren't in school. raise d.
and helped democrats. president obama pushing for immigration reform this year met with activists who said he agreed with them good what critics call amnesty. >> pathway to citizenship for undocumented community. >> reporter: roughly 10 million to 12 million people illegally in the u.s. many accept pay below the legal minimum. afl-cio unions are onboard to end that. >> prevent what's wrong from driving down the wages of everybody else. >> reporter: analysts say that under president obama, the u.s./mexican boarder is more secure. the net number of migrants not increasing. activists demand, reform, now. >> not contingent at all on additional enforcement, whether it is border security or any other types of enforcement. >> reporter: at the first house hearing on the obama initiative -- >> the question is what to do about the 10 million or more people not lawfully here. >> reporter: republicans remain wary. >> what cannot become is a nation with the laws enforced selectively or not at all. >> reporter: boehner sounds open to option. >> this is about trying on get it right. on behalf of the america
comes exactly a week after president obama unveiled his immigration reform plan. a bipartisan group of senators announced its plan proposal a day earlier. >>> the white house is showing it's serious about beefing up security along the country's borders. jan janet napolitano is traveling to tout what she calls -- she'll be in el paso, texas today. she was in san diego yesterday. they are the most popular in the country for illegal border crossings. napolitano says the border is secure but not 100% sealed. >>> new this morning, police are looking for an armed robber just off the campus of the university of maryland. the holdup happened just after midnight in the area of paint branch parkway in rhode island avenue in college park. that's not far from student housing and fraternity row. it's not clear what the robber took or whether there were any injuries. police do not believe the suspect is sill in the area. >> housing is expected by d.c. mayor vincent gray's top priority during his state of the district address later today. according to the washington post, gray wants to use some of
. >>> president obama has made his first trip outside the beltway to push his new campaign to curb gun violence. he traveled to minneapolis once nicknamed murderapolis because of all the shooting deaths. the president praised the city's turnaround. president obama needs congress in his corner to see some of the same things occur nationwide. >> i need everybody who is listening toeep pressure on your congress member to do the right thing. >> this is the first of several trips the president plans to make to put public pressure on a sharply divided congress. >>> an undercover wusa9 investigation airing tonight finds black passengers more likely to be ignored and wait longer for d.c. taxis. investigative reporter russ ptacek has the hidden camera footage, but you're also trying to empower consumers to stop this. >> all of our stuff is caught on tape and tonight at 11:00 we're launching a new mobile tool that will allow passengers to do it, too and document and report cabbies breaking d.c.'s laws to serve all equally. 25% of black passengers in our test were ignored by taxis in favor of white passe
community. >>> 4:34 right now. today, president obama takes his push for gun control legislation on the road with a visit to minneapolis. the president will sit down with law enforcement leaders. many who handled a workplace shooting last september. five people were killed then. that meeting will happen blocks from where 5-year-old boy was killed this summer. >>> the national rifle association continues to -- >> there's going to be law abiding people caught up in a bureaucratic nightmare. there's going to be abuse in terms of prosecutions and it's all going to affect the only the law abiding people. the criminals could careless. >> this ad ran here in d.c. during the super bowl showing la pierre saying in 1999 that they supported background checks. >> state attorney general doug gants letter who host a meeting discussing curbing gun violence. >>> incoming secretary of state john kerry will meet his new staff. kerry will address his new employees at 9:00 this morning at the state department. it was a busy first weekend for the former massachusetts senator. he talked to palestinian president m
not expect any immediate personnel changes. today, the obama administration addressed a growing threat to national security, cyber hacking. -- >> we do not have the money. >> president obama wants a deal that mix is budget cuts and tax revenues by closing loopholes and deductions. >> if we combine those, we can replace these automatic spending cuts that can affect first responders, the national health research we do. >> if we ran our businesses the way conquered -- congress runs, we would be out of business. >> we were cold tonight if congress cannot come up with some kind of deal by the end of march, we may be able to avoid some of these furloughs or job cuts. >> the baltimore mayor unveiled her 10-year plant-closing. comes after a recent report showedwithout major reforms over the next 10 years, the city will go bankrupt. residents may have to pay a fee for craft collection -- trash collection. the work force would have a 10% reduction. homeowners pay 20% less in property taxes. >> the work we are doing to bring down our property tax rate, that is a retention strategy. the work we ar
in critical condition. the instructor suspended. >>> president obama will honor some of the victims of the sandy hook elementary shooting. ella ward the presidential award to the teachers and others who died that day. >>> a local man and woman will receive the prestigious award today. maria gomez founded mary's center in the district. terry shima, will also receive the honor. he's a former executive director of the japanese american. >>> after spending days at sea, coming up, live in alabama with what passengers are saying about the conditions that they endured aboard a crippled cruise ship. >>> the unusual group of spectators that cause problems for a golf tournament. >>> hope you're enjoying the weatherment big changes are rolling in. your forecast next with weather your forecast next with weather and tr it's my coffee when i want it. you press a button, you have great dunkin' coffee. i got my coffee for the morning, i got my dunkin' k-cup packs for the rest of the day. only available at dunkin' donuts restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee. >>> you don't see this every day.
address, president obama detailed what the cuts would mean. >> once the cuts take affect, thousands of teachers and educators will be laid off and tips of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids. air traffic controllers and airport security want the cutbacks, causing delays across the country. >> in the gop weekly, republicans say democrats seeking higher taxes is the reason why a deal hasn't been reached. >>> college students are tackling america's long-term fiscal and economic challenges with a competition called up to us. >> ten school -- campaigns around the rising debt on economic opportunity and investment in the future. fox business network sandra smith has that story. >> reporter: it's something you may not expect to see from college students. hundreds gathering to discuss america's rising national debt&. nyu is one of 10 schools selected to compete in the inaugural up to us competition. the campaign sponsored by the peerer g. peterson foundation, the clinton global initiative university and net impact challenges students to engage the pe
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